Originally Posted by ninjapie
I much prefer Osaka.
Are Americans really that conservative considering fashion? Of course I've heard some stories about it, but I always thought they were a bit exaggerated. Please enlighten me.
Over here in Europe u can pretty much dress how u want, but you don't get any recognition or street credits if you're not wearing the right brands.
It's pretty much all about brands like Diesel, G-star and such. I don't think anyone has ever even heard of a brand like APC here, not to mention the Japanese brands.
I think that you are confounding two populations. The cottage industry, niche brands, the appeal of being ahead of the curve, is always appealing to the early adaptors, in Japan, in North America, and in Europe. The difference is that in North America, the general population doesn't care about fashion at all, and while in Europe, it is much more acceptable, and even expected, to do so. So, the "fashionably" dressed people in Europe who are given "street cred" would be the same people in NA who are considered fashionable if they are wearing Seven or True Religion jeans.